Well we are a few days away to the start of promises to be an
exciting 2022-23 curling season!! May the COVID gods stay far away!!
As you know, all of the Tuesday draws (2:30pm, 5:15pm, 6:45pm
and 8:15pm) draws are full. We just had one team withdraw from the Wednesday 2:30pm draw bringing to 8
teams. This means THERE WILL BE NO BYES ON THE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON DRAW. The schedule has been updated.
All league participants were sent the updated roster document which includes everyone's email.
- The schedule for October
18/19 is posted on the website and can be found for each draw under the
“Division Schedule” tab. Game 1 was determined by a computer
generated random draw [p.s. you can’t say its fixed as my team drew the 5th
Event lol]…the up and down movement in the ladder is based on wins/losses
and is so indicated in the schedule. Series 1 ends December 20th/21st.
Series 2 starts January 10th/11th and game 1 for
series 2 will also be randomly generated by the computer.
- Please advise me via
text at 905-536-8960 or email at email@example.com
of the game winner. I do not need the score just W/L!!
- For series 1 and 2, you
always play at your assigned day and time. As previously indicated
Doublesmania II will start on March 21st and end with finals at
4:30pm on Saturday April 22nd. All 48 teams are entered
as part of your $25/curler entry fee. PLEASE NOTE that during the
bonspiel phase of the season you will play at DIFFERENT DAYS AND TIMES.
More details will be provided early in 2023. Teams will be
given a window to withdraw from Doublesmania II but YOU WILL NOT
get your league entry fee back.
HOW THE LEAGUE WORKS
- General information on
how the was/is structured can be found under the “Instruction” tab.
It is basically a ladder/title league where the first event game in each
division vie for the “Championship Belt” where the winners will Bask in
glory for one week with their winning pictures displayed in the following
week’s schedule. It is also added to the “Hall of Fame” tab
where it will reside forever J. We will be adding a Doublesmania section
where our champions/event winners and runners-up can also live in
- There are no make-up
games. So if one or two you cannot make your game, please FIND A
SPARE(S). There are NO restrictions on who can spare other
than you have to be a Dundas Valley curling member. In the attached
roster there are individuals that only want to spare so make use of
them. Also, you can use league members who play at other times.
- The email of all team
members and spares are in the attached document so keep it handy and use
it to find spares.
RULES OF DOUBLES CURLING
- Also found under the
“Instruction” tab are the rules of doubles curling, basically taken from
Curling Canada with the following modification:
- It is an “Open” Doubles
league as opposed to Mixed Doubles so any combination goes.
- We have a time
limit. The clock will be set for 1h10m and when the buzzer goes you
finish the end you are in and the game is over. The only exception
is if you are tied then you throw one rock with sweeping by the
delivering team only. The closest to the button wins. Note
that the winning rock must touch the rings. If still tied the
player who has not thrown the first tiebreaking rock must throw the
second one. If still tied you flip a coin.
- THE FIVE ROCK RULE IN
I realize that the way
Curling Canada explains the Modified Free Guard Zone or 5-rock rule for
Doubles play may be confusing so I will try to simplify it.
essence, NO ROCKS
WHETHER INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE HOUSE CAN BE HIT OUT OF PLAY until 5 rocks
are in play i.e. the two pre-positioned rocks and 3 thrown rocks
(combined between the teams). Once the 3rd thrown rock
comes to rest, then teams can start hitting rocks out of play. Note
that the first 3 thrown rocks can move rocks around, they just cannot
take a rock out of play. Also note that if one of the 3 thrown
rocks goes through the house, is hogged or touches the sidelines, they
are considered a thrown rock even though they are not in play.
Looking forward to seeing you on the 18th/19th.
Posted on 2022-10-07